[doo r-uh-tiv, dyoo r-]
- noting or pertaining to a verb aspect expressing incomplete or continued action. Beat and walk are durative in contrast to strike and step.
Origin of durative
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Examples from the Web for durative
“Let him pray,” let him pray as a habit (present tense of durative action).
The tense of the verb (present durative) implies that some of them had been doing precisely this thing.
For the use of the durative passive forms see the entry under paga-un.
Durative forms: future and subjunctive magpaN-(→); past nagpaN-(→).
- denoting an aspect of verbs that includes the imperfective and the progressive
- the durative aspect of a verb
- a verb in this aspect
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